I was just starting to pack for my trip to teach a workshop in Venice when the phone rang. I think art directors have a 6th sense of when an illustrator is about to leave or take a vacation. Steven Charny asked if I wanted to illustrate his last music review section at Rolling Stone because he was moving on to a position at EW. I was surprised and beyond honored that he asked me. Of course I said yes and probably would've postponed my flight in order to fullfill this special assignment. Luckily the timing worked out perfectly and I was on my flight to Italy with paint still on my hands. Illustrating the music review section at RS has been a career dream and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity a handful of times. Steven Charny is one of the best and I can't thank him enough. I wish him all the best at EW!
This one was for Animal Collectives' new album called Centipede. It was fun listening to their new tracks while I painted. Today's Supernatural
was on constant repeat.